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  • Looking Back….

    | Published on August 11, 2021 at 11:11am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, August 11, 1921 • Fatal Accident – Man Scalded and Burned Causing Death Nels Sanda met with a fatal accident last Thursday, which resulted in his death Friday. He and another man were moving a threshing outfit in Tansem. The separator was hitched behind the engine, and in going down a… Read More

  • Existing stoplights favored over roundabouts in Pelican

    | Published on August 11, 2021 at 11:09am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Question of the week: What is wrong with existing stop lights?  Stop lights cost about five thousand a year to run and to maintain. The state is making issue of that cost. They never talk about the monetary loss to the business’s that have 14 parking spots taken away. That could be in the tens of… Read More

  • Pelican…or Shada…or Zhede…or Shetek…

    | Published on August 11, 2021 at 11:09am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    The bird that made Pelican area famous has several variations in Native American translations The Pelican Rapids Shada 3-On-3 basketball tournament, this weekend August 13-15, is named after the pelican. “Shada”… or it could be named the “Zhede”…or “Shetek” …or “Zhedeg’ …tournament. The title of the Shada basketball extravaganza is adapted from one variation of the Native American… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on August 4, 2021 at 10:14am CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, August 4, 1921 • Serious Charge – Two Young Men Arrested for Robbing Mail. Arthur P. Peterson, who carries the mail between this place and Rothsay, and Justin Juvrud, who has been operating a moving picture house at Rothsay, were arrested by government agents Friday night, charged with robbing the mail…. Read More

  • Local government operates with less political division than state, federal level

    | Published on August 4, 2021 at 10:12am CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    In the midst of the rancor and angry politics of the Congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capital, it is a good time to step back and consider the vast difference between local government—and national politics.  Reflecting on the topic recently was Tom Hintgen, a retired newspaper man who still has… Read More

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